Can't playback from a SMB share
Submitted by romu
- set top box with a SMB share containing movies (HD MKV)
- Dell XPS L322x (Ivy Bridge) with Intel Advanced-N 6235 wireless chipset
- Fedora 27 64 bit
wlp1s0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"thessid"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 14:0C:76:79:2C:B9
Bit Rate=135 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm
Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off Link Quality=62/70 Signal level=-48 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:336 Missed beacon:0
Bit Rate can even be far higher, depends on the laptop position.
Problem description: It's nearly impossible de playback a movie stored on the set top box SMB share with Totem. The playback starts, and after a while, some drops appear and prevent to view the movie. I set the Gnome System Monitor and saw the received data rate drop to 0 at each video drop. The problem doesn't occur with VLC. Same computer / network / movie, VLC renders the movie without any issue.
Reproduction : nearly 100%, seems to depend on the video file used.
I need guidance to further analysis.